berkshirejohn (3955) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl bottle from Budgens, Belsize Park. A murky looking mid-brown pour with a billowing beige head, and an attracive golden glow when held to the light; a pleasant malty taste with a hint of chocolate malt; and a gentle, prickly, bitterness to finish. Very much let down by the appearance.
finol (1866) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Lilla Bjers, Gotland.
Pours dark brown with a beige head.
Sweet aroma of dark baking syrup.
Rather light sweet chocolate and some rosted malt.
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a cream foam. Aromas are roast coffee and coal with blackberries and hints of soap. Earthy with light dark treacle and bready, peppery yeast. Flavours are coffee and burnt toast with sweet berries and slick oiliness. Dark chocolate with underlying sweet toffee. Quite a degree of carbonation. Pretty good.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival.
Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and hay with roasted notes.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel with roasted notes and notes of hops.
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a ChrisO tasting - London. Pours clear, light brown with a fine, white film head. Dark bread in the nose with very faint cocoa notes. Light sweet flavor with more dark bread, some light earth, dark sugars. Light of body and fine of carbonation. Mild sweetness to finish with mellow chocolate, some toast. A bit bland but not offensive.
Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Black colour, flat head. Aroma has a dominans of fruitynes,caramelly, brown sugar, sweet maltynes and coffee. Flavor had lots of fruits, some caramellynes and coffee. Thin body, medium coffee finish.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
A nice porter by aroma, caramel, malt and liquorice, but something weird in the background .... sort of coal tar soap .....
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle at City Pub, Göteborg, sampled on October 26, 2012.
Clear dark reddish brown color, huge creamy lasting tan head. Sweet, berry, chocolate, mint, spicy scent. Mineral, malty, cocoa taste. Dry grainy aftertaste, a bit acidic. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
JorgeLee (952) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Piccadilly Circus. A dark brown colour with not much head, looks a bit like flattish Coke. To me this is more of a dark fruity ale than a porter, lacking the roasty malt and hopping of the latter. Quite a full oily body, some earthy hop, mostly fruity malt. Actually pleasant when I got over it not being a porter.
TheJestersBeer (1872) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep mahogany, with a beige head.
Fruity, roasted aroma, malt, carael, dried fruits, chocolate, hops.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty, roasted taste, caramel, toffee, chocolate, yeast, dried fruits. A bit light for a porter?